PT. Karya Mas Energi has constructed a POME based Biogas project in Sampit, Central Kalimantan. The Plant was successfully commissioned on 2017 and generating 2,700 m /h biogas with 55-60% methane content, which then utilized for a combination of heat and electricity for the mill own usage.
The methane gas, as a by product of the anaerobic digestion was captured, distributed, treated and utilized not only as a fuel for 2 x 1,200 kW biogas genset but also for a biogas burner installed at the existing biomass boiler.
The combination of generated electricity and heat for the boiler reduces significant amount of palm shell they used as a fuel for their boiler. The shell saved can be sold by the mill as an additional income.
The project also reduces significant amount of the green house gas emitted by the Mill from the previous open lagoon system used to treat the POME and has received ISCC Certificate.